There are different readings (and prayers) for the "Four Masses of Christmas" celebrated at: the Vigil, in the Night, at Dawn, and in the Day.
One way to prepare for celebrating Christmas is to take a look at how the four gospels present the birth, the origin of Christ. This post provides those texts for you, below.
Did you know:
- that Luke's account never mentions the wise men?
- that Matthew's account doesn't mention the shepherds or a manger?
- that neither Mark nor John includes the story of Jesus' birth?
A little comparative study here may provide some surprises - and give you some good trivia questions for Christmas gatherings!